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Board & Staff

Meet The Team

chief executive

Middlesex FA Chief Executive, Leigh O'Connor

Leigh O'Connor

Chief Executive

Leigh started with Middlesex FA in the year 2000 as a Membership Services Assistant and in April 2017 was appointed to the role of Chief Executive. In his role, Leigh is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association and delivering the priorities and targets of the County FA Business Plan and The FA’s National Game Strategy

Email: leigh.oconnor@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1925

Marketing and communications

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Marketing and Communications Officer

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Facilities

Stuart Allen - Head of Facility Investment & Coach Education, Middlesex FA

Stuart Allen

Head of Facility Investment

Stuart started working with Middlesex FA in November 2001, first occupying the role of County Development Manager before becoming Head of Facility Investment & Coach Education earlier this year. His main responsibilities in this role include, facility development, playing pitch strategies and leading the Rectory Park facility project. Outside of work Stuart has experience in coaching adult and youth football and also plays veterans 5-a-side football on a weekly basis.

Email: stuart.allen@middlesexfa.com 

Phone: 020 8515 1924

Andrew Perren - Recreational Football Development Officer, Middlesex FA

Andrew Perren

Centre Manager - Rectory Park

Andy has been with Middlesex FA since August 2008 and worked as the Association's Recreational Football Development Officer until February 2018 when he assumed the role of Centre Manager for the Association's new HQ, Rectory Park. In this role, Andy is responsible for maximising the impact of the new facility and associated community space for the benefit of the local community as well as managing all aspects of the company HQ and ensuring cost-effective operation of the venue. 

Phone: 020 8515 1911

Participation and Development team

Middlesex FA staff member, Lynsey Edwards

Lynsey Edwards

Head of Participation and Development

Lynsey has been with the Association since August 2017 and currently works as the Head of Participation and Development. Her main responsibilities include leading on the delivery of the Participation and Football Development strategy, supporting the lead of The FA National Game Strategy and managing the Participation and Development team.

Email: lynsey.edwards@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1928

Paul Sharpe - Middlesex Learning Administrator, Middlesex FA

Paul Sharpe

Middlesex Learning Manager

Paul joined Middlesex FA in July 2005 and as Middlesex Learning Manager is now responsible for the management of the Association's Coach Education Programme. Outside the office, Paul is a coach with a local ladies team.

Email: paul.sharpe@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1923

 

Jacob Ballheimer - Middlesex Learning Assistant Administrator, Middlesex FA

Jacob Ballheimer

Football Development Administrator

Jacob started work with Middlesex FA in November 2015 and currently occupies the role of Football Development Administrator. Jacob works closely with Paul to oversee the administration of the Coach Education programme in Middlesex. Outside of the office, Jacob plays for Harefield United's First Team and is a Level 7 Referee.

Email: jacob.ballheimer@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1929

Craig Nicholson - Football Development Officer - Women and Girls', Middlesex FA

Craig Nicholson

Football Development Officer (West - Harrow, Hillingdon, Spelthorne)

Craig started working for Middlesex FA after leaving University in 2006. He now occupies the role of Football Development Officer where his main responsibility is to develop, manage and monitor local development and delivery with all partners within the Harrow, Hillingdon and Spelthorne areas. Outside of work, Craig is an FA Affiliate Tutor, FA Coach Mentor and a coach at Pinner United. 

Phone: 020 8515 6902

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Football Development Officer (East - Ealing, Hounslow, Richmond)

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Middlesex FA staff member, Kelly Hancock

Kelly Hancock

Football Development Officer (North - Barnet, Brent, Enfield)

Kelly started working for Middlesex FA in June 2014 and now occupies the role of Football Development Officer.  In this role, Kelly's main responsibility is to develop, manage and monitor local development and delivery with all partners within the Barnet, Brent and Enfield areas.

Email: kelly.hancock@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1912

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Katie Phillipson

Workforce Development Officer 

Katie joined the Association in April 2018 as Workforce Development Officer. Her main responsibilities centre around the recruitment, development and support of the Middlesex workforce which includes coaches, referees and volunteers. Outside of the office, Katie is an FA Coach Mentor and plays for Denham United Ladies.

Email: katie.phillipson@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1919

Football services team

Middlesex FA staff member, Kayleigh Saunders

Kayleigh saunders

Head of Football Services

Kayleigh has been with the Association since June 2012 working as a Football Development Officer before being promoted into her current role as Head of Football Services in September 2017. Her main responsibilities include supporting the delivery of The FA National Game Strategy and managing the Operational and Governance section of the County FA. Outside of her 9-5, Kayleigh plays 5-aside football.

Email: kayleigh.saunders@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6904 or 07506 282963 (mobile)

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Daniel May

Football Services Administrator (Competitions and Referees)

Daniel joined Middlesex FA in April 2018 as Football Services Administrator. His main responsibilities are the delivery of the County Cup programme, referee registrations and youth appointments. Outside of work, Daniel is an MK Dons season ticket holder and a Level 7 referee. 

Phone: 020 8515 6910

Middlesex FA Administrative Officer/PA to CEO Sara Bennett

Sara Bennett

Football Services Administrator (Discipline & General)

Sara has been with Middlesex FA since August 2010 and occupies the role of Football Services Administrator. Her main responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Football Services Team, Chief Executive and the Board.

Email: sara.bennett@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 1922

Middlesex FA staff member, Samantha Read

Samantha Read

Football Services Administrator (Player Registration and Leagues)

Sam joined Middlesex FA in August 2017 as a Football Development Administrator. In this role, her main duties include acting as League Secretary for the Capital Girls League, supporting the FA Charter Standard process and assisting the Football Services team in their administration. 

Outside of work, Sam plays both football and american football for local sides. 

Email: samantha.read@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6905

Middlesex FA staff member, Neill Fowler

Neill Fowler

Football Services Administrator (Safeguarding)

Neill has been with the Association since July 2012, taking on the role as County Welfare Officer before moving to his current role as Football Services Administrator in April 2018. His main responsibility is to advise and or deal with all child welfare matters. He also acts as a conduit between league clubs and the FA, represents the FA at multi-organisational safeguarding strategy meetings in relation to potential criminal matters and coordinating CRC verifications.

Email: neill.fowler@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6903

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Sharon Porter 

Designated Safeguarding Officer 

Sharon joined Middlesex FA in April 2018 as the Designated Safeguarding Officer. Her main responsibility is to manage the County FA’s safeguarding work, in line with legislation, FA Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Regulations. She is also responsible for significantly contributing to the implementation of the Safeguarding Operating Standard for County FA’s and working in partnership with the FA, statutory agencies and the other relevant organisations to manage concerns effectively and efficiently.

Email: sharon.porter@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6903

finance team

Middlesex FA staff member, David Long

David Long

Finance Management Accountant

David joined Middlesex FA in October 2017 as a Finance Management Accountant. In this role David is mainly responsible for financial reporting and budgeting. 

Email: david.long@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6906

Middlesex FA staff member, Terry Obika

Terry Obika

Finance Administrator

Terry joined Middlesex FA in October 2017 as Finance Administrator.  In this role, Terry is responsible for financial control - overseeing the day-to-day finances of the Association.

Email: terry.obika@middlesexfa.com

Phone: 020 8515 6906

Board and Council

The Board and Council is made up of volunteers, either previously or currently involved in grassroots football,  who work  alongside Middlesex FA staff to deliver the mission of developing, supporting and governing football in Middlesex. Need to contact one of them? Details of how to do this can be found in our e-handbook

John Taylor (Chairman)

Doug Douglas (Vice Chairman)

Steve Grover (Finance Director)

Barbara Bivens

Mike Heavey

Nigel Hickes

Bob Elliott

Derek Mennell

Andrew Morton

Colin Stupack

Leigh O'Connor (Company Secretary)

Bob Jarvis (President)

John Taylor (Chairman)

Doug Douglas (Vice Chairman)

Leigh O'Connor (Chief Executive)

Steve Grover (Finance Director)

Derek Mennell

Jim Taylor

Harry Wooster

Peter Clayton

Colin Stupack

Jim Horne

Paul Stevens

Graham Hiseman

John Davies

Robin Jagot

Nigel Hickes

Robin Filkins

Mike Heavey

Bob Elliott

George Pantling

John Smith

Jim Horne

Tony Ward

Barbara Bivens

Colin Downey

John Jackson

Mark Sennett

Gary Cobden

Dave Ackerman

Pip Axtell

Stephen Reuter

Andy Lowe

Derek Stevens

Gary Street

Darrel Gyngell

Simon Cudner

Andy Taylor

Liam Walshe

Annette Sennett

Segun Akinwolelda

Dave Fuller

Frank James

Dr Colin King

Andrew Morton 

Danny Sharma

John Noblemunn

Chris Ampofo

Co-opted Councillors

Alyson Angelides

Co-opted /Independent Members of Committees and Sub Committees

Gill Taylor

Jim Upfold

Jim Bragg

John Fletcher

Judi Grice

Claire Ford

Jim Cantle

Dave Holden

Louise Allwood

Caren Benn

Chris Benn

John Lewis

Julie Syer

Michael Cassel

Ray Herb

Reuben Simon

Robert Was

Mark Frost

Robin Machell

Tony Cottrell

Donald Palmer

Julian Fox

Elizabeth Ruffell

Roger Reed

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